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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 10:16 pm 
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Hey all, today I put manifolds back on my slant six with the help of a friend. We spent two hours trying to get this one washer on the stud below the chokestove. This wire tool here was our solution, and amazingly enough, it worked perfectly the first time.

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Basically, you set the triangle washer in the U-shaped grooves at the end, and push it through the hole between the manifolds from right below the carb. Once the washer is on the stud, drop the wire out from underneath it. To make the tool, you just need some utility wire - I got a decent sized roll at O'reilly's for five bucks. Cut a two-foot length of wire off the roll, bend it in half, and twist it until the handle is formed parallel to the two wire ends. Then, you bend both ends into the shape shown above - sort of a "W" - and separate them a bit. There's your tool! May it save you many hours of swearing at inanimate objects!

Edit: The picture is upside-down and I don't know how to fix that.


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 11:39 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 9:19 am 
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It's frikkin HUGE too.
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 9:59 am 
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Cool - i dont see any picture but I usually use a bit of 1/8" welding wire or a coat hanger - maybe a screwdriver sometimes for this.
(i do see ed's Picture) :-o
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 11:04 am 
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I use a 1/4" dia. wooden dowel.


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 10:48 am 
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I usually use a long screwdriver to hold the washer, and put the tip against the end of the stud. Then use another screwdriver to slide it onto the stud, maybe from underneath.

Then the nut goes in a non-deep socket on the end of some number of extensions and maybe a U-joint somewhere, to thread on by hand.

Cursing a lot usually helps.

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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 11:59 am 
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If they are hard to get to, just throw them under the work bench. How many nuts can it need anyway!! :D :D

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